How can they not bring back everyone’s favorite droid for Star Wars: Episode VII? That’s right, they can’t! Happy news today as it has pretty much been confirmed that R2-D2 will return for J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars film.
Bad Robot tweeted the above photo from the set earlier:
— Bad Robot (@bad_robot) November 14, 2013
And as you can see, R2-D2 is in the picture!
Back in the originals, Kenny Baker played R2-D2 while Ben Burtt was the sound designer behind the droid.
The R2-D2 news comes alongside the recent Star Wars casting rumors surrounding an untitled Disney movie looking for two leads in the U.K.
The Disney Star Wars film will release on December 18, 2015.
So, to celebrate R2-D2’s joyous return, here’s some awesome gifs depicting the droid’s notable career in the Star Wars franchise.
Because who doesn’t love gifs!
So who’s excited? Where do we stand on C-3Po?